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April 17, 2015 Event 0 Comments

Sunday, April 19, 2015 - 8:00am

For years, LACBC has been working to make our streets safer for all road users, and we've partnered with Finish the Ride for the 2nd year in a row to work to end the hit-and-run epidemic. This Sunday, join Finish The Ride and hit-and-run survivor Damian Kevitt as a participant, or sign up to volunteer. Proceeds from the ride benefit LACBC and the movement to make our streets safer.

Finish the Ride
When: Sunday, April 19; staggered start times from 8:00 a.m. to 8:45 a.m., check-in begins at 6 a.m.
Where: Start at Church of Scientology parking lot - 4810 Sunset Blvd, East Hollywood.
Register for:

  • 6-mile, 22-mile, 27-mile, and 50-mile bike rides.
  • the 10k run, walk, or roll (NEW THIS YEAR).

Register here.

Volunteer for FTR!

From water stations to registration booths to route marshaling to bike valet, we need volunteers! Shift times vary and are needed as early as 5 a.m. and as late as 4 p.m. at the start, finish, and in between.

LACBC Bike Valet: LACBC is providing bike valet from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Autry Center in Griffith Park. If you can help for a few hours, please contact Hyeran Lee at hyeran@la-bike.org.

Other Volunteer Opportunities: To see a full list of our upcoming Volunteer opportunities please click the following link: vols.pt/FTRvolunteer. If you have questions, please Contact FTR Volunteer Coordinator and LACBC super volunteer Wayne at Volunteer@finishtheride.org

March 25, 2015 Event 0 Comments

Sunday, April 26, 2015 - 9:30am - 12:30pm

Can you go car-free or car-light for one day? If so, take the CAR FREE SFV EARTH DAY PLEDGE and join the LACBC Valley Neighborhood Bike Ambassadors for the Earth Day Family Bike Ride. LA River Corp. will also be organizing an Earth Day Eco-Scavenger Hunt.

When: Sunday April 26; registration at 9:30 a.m., ride from 10:00 am- 12:30 p.m.

Where: LA River at Fulton and Valleyheart in Sherman Oaks (on the North side of Valleyheart)

Route: LA River to Orange Line BIke Path, east to Chandler bikeway (along a protected meridian), then visit the first bike corral in the SFV and head back to the LA River.  We'll end the ride by giving away a great raffle prize!

Children of all ages being transported by their parents welcome; riders must be 10 or older; helmet required for all riders.

RSVP to carfreesfv@gmail.com.

May 1, 2014 Event 0 Comments

Friday, May 1, 2015 - 12:01am - Sunday, May 31, 2015 - 11:59pm

May is Bike Month, and we have some events planned for you! Whether you've been commuting by bike for years or want to try for the first time, we want to celebrate and encourage you for using your two wheels to get around.

Sunday, May 3: Ride On! Bike Day Amoeba

Join us at Amoeba Records in Hollywood to celebrate bicycling from 12 noon to 4 p.m.! More info.

Wednesday, May 6: Bike to School Day

Register your school to participate in fun biking activities as school across the Count! More info.

Sunday, May 10: Metro Fix Your Bike Day / Cyclofemme

Monday, May 11: Bike Week Kick Off/Metro Press Conference & Metro Panel Discussion

Tuesday, May 12: Blessing of the Bicycles at Good Samaritan Hospital

Wednesday, May 13: Metro’s City Rides / Metro’s Bike-In Movie

Thursday, May 14: Bike to Work Day: morning pit stops & LACBC Handlebar Happy Hours 

Downtown Los Angeles with LACBC Headquarters
When: Thursday, May 14; 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Where: Angel City Brewery - 216 Alameda St, Los Angeles Arts District
Join the LACBC staff and your bike buddies for a happy hour at Angel City Brewery! Ride your bike and get $1 off all pints. The Arts District Farmers Market will be taking place across the street from 5 p.m. to 89 p.m., and folks are invited to bring in food and non-alcoholic drinks into Angel City.

Claremont with Pomona Valley Bicycle Coalition
When: Thursday, May 14; 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Where: The Press Restaurant - 129 Harvard Ave, Claremont, 91711

Glendale with Walk Bike Glendale
When: Thursday, May 14; 6 p.m.
Where: The Moose Den - 156 S. Brand Ave, Glendale
Join Walk Bike Glendale at our business partner Moose Den! Show your LACBC card and save 10% off.

Santa Monica with Santa Monica Spoke

When: Thursday, May 14

Where: Areal Restaurant - 2820 Main St, Santa Monica

Westwood with Bicycle Coalition at UCLA

When:

Where: Barney's Beanery

Friday, May 15: Metro’s Bike Night at Union Station

Sunday, May 31: CicLAvia Pasadena

 

March 25, 2015 Event 0 Comments

Tuesday, May 19, 2015 - 7:00am - 8:00pm

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How to #BikeTheVote

Want to #BikeTheVote this election? LACBC is your source for election information and candidate positions on biking and walking. You can #BikeTheVote by:

  1. Register to vote! The deadline to register for the May 19th election is Tuesday, May 5th. Register here: http://registertovote.ca.gov
  2. Educate yourself about the candidates and items on the ballot! As a 501(c)3, we cannot endorse candidates, but we will provide resources for you through the election season including candidate surveys and information about candidate forums where you can learn more about where candidates stand on important bike and livability issues. Updates are posted below.
  3. Spread the word and get your friends to vote!
  4. Vote on election day (or by mail by the appropriate deadline)! Find your polling location, and make sure you bike the vote.

Learn About Your Candidates

As a 501(c)(3), LACBC cannot endorse candidates, but we can provide you with resources to help you make educated decisions at the polls. For the Council District 4 runoff election, we have received survey responses from both candidates:

Council District 4

Upcoming Events & Important Dates

Runoff Election in City of L.A.

When: Tuesday, May 19; 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Where: Find your polling place here: lavote.net/locator

 

March 9, 2015 Event 0 Comments

Saturday, May 23, 2015 - 10:00am - 12:00pm

The cities of Cudahy, Bell Gardens, Commerce, and Vernon are looking for input on how to make these cities better places to bike, walk, and access transit.

Next Ride:

When: Saturday, May 23; 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Where: John Anson Ford Park, Bell Gardens

Please RSVP to bryan@la-bike.org

June 28, 2015 Event 0 Comments

Sunday, June 28, 2015 - 7:00am - 4:00pm


Designed by Aislinn Glennon of Glennon Graphics.

When: Sunday, June 28, 2015

Where: 2 Start/Finish Locations, 10 Great Rides

Autry Center in Griffith Park: 100-, 70-, 50-, 36-, 25-, & 15-mile rides, plus Kids' Ride

Aquarium of the Pacific in Long Beach: 100-, 70-, & 25-mile rides

 

10 GREAT RIDES: Choose your start/finish! 100-mile, 70-mile, 50-mile, 36-mile, 25-mile, and 15-mile rides, plus a Kids' Ride + Family Bike Expo start and finish at The Autry Center in Griffith Park (Los Angeles). 100-mile, 70-mile, and 25-mile rides start and finish at The Aquarium of the Pacific in Long Beach. Join over 2,000 other riders, and enjoy a great day of cycling fun, an Eco Expo, raffle, live music, and food. All proceeds benefit the work of the Los Angeles County Bicycle Coalition.

Quick Links:

 

Ride Descriptions & Start Times

  • All riders must wear helmets.
  • Refillable water bottle recommended.
  • Technical and medical support available along the ride.

START & FINISH at AUTRY NATIONAL CENTER - 4700 WESTERN HERITAGE WAY

PARKING ALERT: Due to massive DWP construction in Griffith Park, parking will be severely limited for the River Ride. All available parking for the River Ride within Griffith Park is reserved for the family and kids ride participants.  25, 36, 50, 70 and 100 mile riders must park at the Disney Lot at 1625 Flower St., Glendale, CA. This lot is just over one mile from the start line, secure, and FREE for our participants. Directions to the Parking lot: From the 5 fwy exit at Western Ave, from Western turn right on Flower St. The parking lot will be on your left.

 

100-MILE CENTURY RIDE

If you've never done one, this ride is the perfect time to try it. The profile is very flat, very few inclines and none of them steep. This year's Century ride will be a new path and much improved based on your comments. Registration opens at 6:00 a.m. Ride starts at 7:00 a.m.

Park at 1625 Flower St., Glendale.

The 100 Mile Route is in two segments. If you are starting in Griffith Park, use the Southbound segment first, then use the Northbound segment. If you are starting in Long Beach, use the Northbound segment first, then use the Southbound segment.

Southbound route: http://ridewithgps.com/routes/4731317

Northbound route: http://ridewithgps.com/routes/4731383


70-MILE PARK-TO-PLAYA RIDE

From Griffith Park to Aquarium of the Pacific in Long Beach, and return. Registration starts at 7:00 a.m. Ride starts at 7:45 a.m.

Park at 1625 Flower St., Glendale.

The 70 Mile Route is in two segments. If you are starting in Griffith Park, use the Southbound segment first, then use the Northbound segment. If you are starting in Long Beach, use the Northbound segment first, then use the Southbound segment.

Southbound route: http://ridewithgps.com/routes/4722362

Northbound route: http://ridewithgps.com/routes/4731148

50-MILE HALF-CENTURY RIDE

From The Autry in Griffith Park to the City of Paramount and return. Registration starts at 7:00 a.m. Ride starts at 8:00 a.m.

Park at 1625 Flower St., Glendale.

Route: http://ridewithgps.com/routes/4722272

36-MILE TRAINING RIDE

From The Autry in Griffith Park to Maywood Riverfront Park and back. You'll spend 8 miles on the river path and detour through downtown for the remaining miles. Registration starts at 7:30 a.m. Ride starts at 8:30 a.m.

Park at 1625 Flower St., Glendale.

Route: http://ridewithgps.com/routes/4703887

25-MILE EXPLORER RIDE

From The Autry in Griffith Park to the Boyle Heights and return. Registration starts at 7:45 a.m. Ride starts at 8:45 a.m.

Park at 1625 Flower St., Glendale.

Route: http://ridewithgps.com/routes/4703825

15-MILE FAMILY RIDE
This ride is perfect for families as the entire route is on a dedicated bike path on the river. For ages 7 and up. Kids 12 and under ride for free thanks to the County Supervisors. All Children must be accompanied by an adult. Registration starts at 9:30 a.m. Ride starts at 10:30 a.m.

Park in Griffith Park.

Route: http://ridewithgps.com/routes/4703645

 

FIRST 5 LA KIDS' RIDE AND FUN FAIR **

Parents, teens, and young children are invited to the Family Bike Expo that features a variety of health and safety workshops designed to empower families who ride bikes. Teens and kids who complete our age-appropriate series of Education Workshops - led by Licensed Cycling Instructors - will receive a special certificate and prize.

The Kids Safety Ride is perfect for kids 3-8 years old who are still developing their biking skills. The ride will introduce young children to important bike safety lessons through fun, interactive activities. They will practice their riding techniques on a bike loop within the enclosed Autry Center parking lot through a series of obstacles, street signs, etc. Bikes and trikes are welcome - all riders must wear a helmet. Skuut push bikes will be available. The 2 mile Kids Ride will take riders between the ages of 5 and 10 (suggested) on a 2 mile journey on the LA River Bike Path. Bikes and push bikes welcome but please no Tricycles. All Kid's rides are FREE! Prizes and t-shirts for all registrants. Registration and festivities begin at 8:00 a.m. and go to 11am.

Park in Griffith Park.

Route: http://ridewithgps.com/routes/4731275

START & FINISH AQUARIUM OF THE PACIFIC IN LONG BEACH

100-MILE LB CENTURY RIDE

If you've never done one, this ride is the perfect time to try it. The profile is very flat, very few inclines and none of them steep. This year's Century ride will be a new path and much improved based on your comments. Registration opens at 6:00 a.m. Ride starts at 7:00 a.m.

The 100 Mile Route is in two segments. If you are starting in Griffith Park, use the Southbound segment first, then use the Northbound segment. If you are starting in Long Beach, use the Northbound segment first, then use the Southbound segment.

Northbound route: http://ridewithgps.com/routes/4731383

Southbound route: http://ridewithgps.com/routes/4731317

70-MILE PLAYA-TO-PARK RIDE 

Ride the River Ride in Reverse! Start and finish at the beautiful Aquarium of the Pacific in Long Beach. You will turn around at the Autry National Center. Registration will open at 7:00 a.m. and the ride will begin at 7:45 a.m.

The 70 Mile Route is in two segments. If you are starting in Griffith Park, use the Southbound segment first, then use the Northbound segment. If you are starting in Long Beach, use the Northbound segment first, then use the Southbound segment.

Northbound route: http://ridewithgps.com/routes/4731148

Southbound route: http://ridewithgps.com/routes/4722362

25-MILE LONG BEACH LOOP

Start at Aquarium of the Pacific in Long Beach and do a scenic tour of Long Beach.  Registration opens at 7:30 a.m. and the ride begins at 8:30 a.m. 

Route: http://ridewithgps.com/routes/2543119

Photos by Brian Minami http://www.minamipictures.com

Rest stops with food, fun, and music: Elysian Valley (mile 8), Hollenbeck Park (mile 13), Maywood Riverfront Park (mile 18), Dill's Park in Paramount (mile 25) and Long Beach Aquarium of the Pacific (mile 35)

 

 

Frequently Asked Questions

What does our River Ride jersey look like? When is my start time?

Check out our Frequently Asked Questions section.

 

YOUR RIDE MAKES A DIFFERENCE: SUPPORT THE COMPLETION OF THE L.A. RIVER BIKEWAY

The L.A. River Ride is the signature event of Los Angeles County Bicycle Coalition, the only non-profit organization working county wide to make all of LA healthy, safe and fun for bikes.

Your participation makes a significant contribution to LACBC's efforts to complete all 51 miles of the L.A. River Bikeway from the San Fernando Valley to Long Beach by the year 2020.  We are partners in Greenway 2020.

 

Thank You to Our River Ride Sponsors

                               CH2M HILL               DT SWISS      

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